Memorial Day Coffee 2013

Re: Memorial Day Coffee 2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat May 25, 2013 10:28 pm

Wifey and I were watchin TV wrapped in blankets. I opened the oven door and cranked the thing to 500° for an hour. Got up to 64° in here - I can live with that.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Re: Memorial Day Coffee 2013

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun May 26, 2013 9:14 am

SMITTY please , no matter how many fords are in your drivway...dont put your head in the oven because of it...
put on a bow tie when you work on em with a 3 lb sledge and for cripes sake, put on some coal heat!!! 8-)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Memorial Day Coffee 2013

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun May 26, 2013 9:31 am

Good morning everyone, I'm in eastern Mass this morning and it's COLD !! 41* and 18mph winds on the coast.. Feels like 20*..
My buddy's place is heated by natural gas and he say's it's too late in the season to turn on the heat!! LOL. so I'm wearing my jacket in the house..

Catch up later..

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Memorial Day Coffee 2013

PostBy: franco b On: Sun May 26, 2013 4:57 pm

Since it is Memorial Day I thought it fitting that we give some thought to the original Americans who, however reluctantly, have nevertheless shaped our country to a great degree.

Back in the 1830s I don't think there were any professional anthropologists, but there were a few far seeing people who witnessed the ongoing tragedy and felt it their duty to at least document what they could while there was still time. This is only 30 years after the Lewis and Clark expedition.

George Catlin was one of them and I have included one of his paintings and a portion of the text from his book that I found particularly moving as well as profound.
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Re: Memorial Day Coffee 2013

PostBy: samhill On: Sun May 26, 2013 7:23 pm

Thanks Franco, many seem to forget that we are a nation of immigrants & don't have exclusive rights to this land when it comes right down to it. In keeping with the Holiday I thought I might add this story from the Pittsburgh area but it's the same all across America & I give my thanks for those men & women that make a proper military sendoff possible, it is a very touching ceremony.
http://www.post-gazette.com/neighborhoo ... 1305230350
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
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Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Memorial Day Coffee 2013

PostBy: franco b On: Sun May 26, 2013 8:42 pm

A memorial that I remember was of WW ll. It was two gold stars.

During the war if a family member was in the service you were entitled to display a white star on a red background in your front window. People were proud to do this to show the support of their family and the stars were a common sight. What was not so common was a gold star which signified death in the service of the country.

In the late 1950s I was on a house call to repair the heating system in a semi-detached house belonging to an old couple. These houses sold for $7,000 new and most had just one of the old fashioned central heating furnaces in the basement.

On leaving I passed through the dining room and glanced at the sideboard and saw two framed gold stars and two framed letters. The old lady saw my interest and brought over the letters for me to read. Both sons dead and these were the letters from their respective company commanders concerning their deaths, both from small arms fire in Europe. This modest memorial was all they had left of two fine sons.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
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Re: Memorial Day Coffee 2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue May 28, 2013 5:33 am

Frost this morning! The roof is covered with frost & the cars are covered with frozen dew. Yucccck!
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Re: Memorial Day Coffee 2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue May 28, 2013 6:04 am

Keep it up your way Freddy. 44* here on the hill.
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Re: Memorial Day Coffee 2013

PostBy: franco b On: Tue May 28, 2013 5:06 pm

Star Spangled Banner in rock. I like it, very stirring.

http://videos.komando.com/watch/3331/ki ... een-shot-f
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Re: Memorial Day Coffee 2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue May 28, 2013 6:58 pm

Stirring indeed Richard :)
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